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Senior Photo's $$$

WiregirlWiregirl Posts: 1,695Registered Users
How much should I expect to pay for senior pictures. It's been 8 years since my daughter graduated from high school, and I just can't remember.

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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    Anywhere, to upwards of hundreds. What I and many of the people at my high school have done is pay a friend $20 (or not) who has a decent camera, then use a simple editing site if you want. There's no need to spend a ton of money on.... pictures? Most of the Sr. pictures in our yearbook were from amateur photographers and they turn out just fine. It's only high school after all...
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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    My parents paid the obligatory money to have my yearbook pics done. Never ordered any. Went and had my pics to send to family done at a much cheaper studio.

    I never order my kids' school pics. I would much rather go to a place where I can see proofs before I spend the money.


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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    A LOT!!!!
  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    My parents opted to go to a private studio, rather than use the standard Lifetouch or whatever it's called that goes around to schools. I think they paid a $100-200 (don't remember exactly) for the photo session, but I have no idea how much the prints cost. They ordered a bunch and I don't think it was cheap. This was back in '01/'02, so I'm not sure if the prices are still the same. I'm sure it also depends where you live. I wouldn't rely on an amateur photo, but that's me. :shrug:
  • cmb4314cmb4314 Posts: 984Registered Users
    I know my mom was complaining that the ones from Lifetouch are significantly more expensive this year for my sister than they were when I graduated (2001).

    Back then for $100-200 we got an 8x10, a few 5x7s, a whole pile of wallets, and we got to keep all the proofs they sent us and they gave us a little cardboard frame to hold all 6 or so proofs. The same price now was getting her like, 3 prints total, and the proofs were marked so as to be unusable for display.

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    My parents opted to go to a private studio, rather than use the standard Lifetouch or whatever it's called that goes around to schools. I think they paid a $100-200 (don't remember exactly) for the photo session, but I have no idea how much the prints cost. They ordered a bunch and I don't think it was cheap. This was back in '01/'02, so I'm not sure if the prices are still the same. I'm sure it also depends where you live. I wouldn't rely on an amateur photo, but that's me. :shrug:

    Was that just for them to take your picture?? I graduated in 01 and the photo shoot was maybe 30 bucks and I got I think 5 diffenerent poses and 3 outfit changes. I people who comes to the school did it. Actually ordering prints breaks the bank. we just gave people copies of the proofs.
  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    Was that just for them to take your picture?? I graduated in 01 and the photo shoot was maybe 30 bucks and I got I think 5 diffenerent poses and 3 outfit changes. I people who comes to the school did it. Actually ordering prints breaks the bank. we just gave people copies of the proofs.

    Yup. It was several hours (4 I think) of shooting and hundreds of photos though. The photographer was/is pretty well known and had a good reputation in the area though.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Yup. It was several hours (4 I think) of shooting and hundreds of photos though. The photographer was/is pretty well known and had a good reputation in the area though.

    I had to pay for my own photos. there was no way i could had afforded that. The pics I took would good enough.